Ben Whymark, a seven year old boy from London England is making headlines due to his painting talents. Ben suffered a brain injury when he was 16 months old after contracting pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia. This damaged his frontal lobes and resulted in him having to learn how to walk and talk again. Ben was asked by the Oxfordshire Child Brain Injury Trust to create paintings that reflect what it is like to live with a brain injury.
Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers would like to remind everyone that June is recognized as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of Canada designated June as Brain Injury Awareness Month to assist with creating more awareness across Canada as to the effects and causes of an acquired brain injury. Statistics demonstrate that in Canada brain injury is the number one killer of those 44 years old and younger. Furthermore they indicate that incidences are two times greater within the males compared to females. Automobile accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents, falls, strokes, tumors, aneurysms, and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of acquired Brain Injury in Canada.
In an effort to protect our children and the general public from distracted drivers, a pledge has been created that you, your family and friends can take together to put a stop to distracted driving. This pledge is an Ontario-wide Brain Injury Awareness and Prevention Campaign, which has been termed D.O.N.T. D.O.N.T. stands for DRIVE ONLY NEVER TEXT. This movement was created to bring awareness to distracted drivers and make our roads and community a safer place to drive.
The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is hosting their Annual Conference in Kingston this year. This years conference will be held on September 25-27, at the Ambassador Conference Resort (1550 Princess St. Kingston, Ontario).
September 15, 2013, Newfoundland
Recently, the Huffington Post did an article featuring a new study that was published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal. According to this study there have been several cases of 'distracted walkers' reported as of late. As a result of more people using cellular phones while walking, there has been a significant increase in injuries surrounding distracted walkers; in particular the research demonstrates that these injuries have doubled since 2005. It also appears that if current trends continue the number of injuries will double again between 2010 and 2015, as was suggested by study researcher Jack Nasar, professor at Ohio State University.